Here's the recipe for Emu Flatwing Worms...
Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 sz 1
Tail: pale pink bucktail (you can add few chatreuse hairs too) and single emu feather tied over, flatwing style
Body: tie a strip of pink foam and advance the thread to the hook eye. Tie one long emu feather and spiral the thread back to the base of the tail. Palmer the emu feather along the shank and tie off over the tail, near the hook bend. Pull the foam back over the palmered emu and tie it off at the same spot.
Clip the foam to create a small "back lip". Clip the hackle underneath to create a "v" notch, so that the fly is flat like a worm, with spread out legs.
The fly in this coloration best represents paler worms found on sandy beaches...for dark estuary worms you can use rusty/burgundy dyed emu feathers. It is a good sight-casting fly in shallow water, since it lands very softly.
Vlad- What are you using for the body material on the marabou flies to get the marabou to stand out from the hook shank? I can't tell from the pictures.
Ron, it is just palmered marabou. I usually palmer the first feather by tying it by the butt, to utilize longest barbules in the back and get little extra length. Second and third feathers, and the front collar are tied by the tip...they puff up nicely that way.